South Bend Wills & Probate Lawyer, Indiana


Includes: Estate Administration, Living Wills, Wills

Andrea Kurek Slagh

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Erica Marie Vicsek

Landlord-Tenant, Immigration, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Car Accident
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  7 Years

Douglas Dean Germann

Estate, Elder Law, Wills & Probate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  47 Years

George Edward Horn

Education, Litigation, Wills & Probate, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years
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Anna Catherine Drendall Saar

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Divorce, Criminal, Medical Malpractice
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  6 Years

Karen L. Conway

Construction, Wills, Elder Law, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Karen Lynch Conway

Construction, Wills, Elder Law, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  28 Years

Donald J. Schmid

Lawsuit & Dispute, Wills & Probate, Criminal, Civil & Human Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  35 Years

Michelle Ann Trevino Shakour

Immigration, Wills & Probate, Family Law, Civil & Human Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

David William Newman

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

ANCILLARY PROBATE

A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are... (more...)
A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are necessary if the deceased person owned real estate in another state.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

KINDRED

Under some state's probate codes, all relatives of a deceased person.

INTER VIVOS TRUST

The Latin name, favored by some lawyers, for a living trust. 'Inter vivos' is Latin for 'between the living.'

PROPERTY CONTROL TRUST

Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who ha... (more...)
Any trust that imposes limits or controls over the rights of trust beneficiaries. These trusts include (1) special needs trusts designed to assist people who have special physical, emotional or other requirements, (2) spendthrift trusts designed to prevent a beneficiary from wasting the trust principal; and (3) sprinkling trusts that allow the trustee to decide how to distribute trust income or principal among the beneficiaries.

RESIDUARY BENEFICIARY

A person who receives any property by a will or trust that is not specifically left to another designated beneficiary. For example, if Antonio makes a will leav... (more...)
A person who receives any property by a will or trust that is not specifically left to another designated beneficiary. For example, if Antonio makes a will leaving his home to Edwina and the remainder of his property to Elmo, then Elmo is the residuary beneficiary.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

INVENTORY

A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or admini... (more...)
A complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The executor or administrator of the estate is responsible for making and filing the inventory.

ESTATE PLANNING

The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your... (more...)
The art of continuing to prosper when you're alive, and passing your property to your loved ones with a minimum of fuss and expense after you die. Planning your estate may involve making a will, living trust, healthcare directives, durable power of attorney for finances or other documents.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

In re Adoption of HNPG

... II. Whether the probate court abused its discretion when it admitted deposition testimony of HNPG's mother over Blake's objection; and,. III. ... On February 23, 2007, the probate court issued findings of fact and conclusions of law and found in pertinent part: ...

In re Estate of Eguia

... Telez appeals the probate court's determination that Esther Eguia, Eleazar Gracia, and Mary Jane Gracia are the trustees of the Sociedad and are entitled in that capacity to receive the property left to the Sociedad. ... Telez opened a probate case on July 11, 2005. ...

First Farmers Bank & Trust Co. v. Whorley

... On January 24, 2002, Zehring passed away and a probate estate was opened on February 7, 2002. ... The next day, the trial court terminated First Farmers' guardianship and First Farmers was appointed executor and personal representative of the probate estate. ...